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Public Open House this Saturday 6/2 hosted by Brandon Haft & Sunday 6/3 hosted by Jason Franklin 1-5PM both days.

Located in a highly desirable West Hills neighborhood is this designer remodeled one story home! Lush landscape and brick-lined driveway create a curb appeal that will compel you to want to see more. Once inside you will find an open floorplan with distressed hardwood covering the floors of the main spaces. A cozy living room with recessed lights, ceiling fan, & bay window welcome you and provide for a great space to sit back and enjoy your favorite movie/show. The family room which is open to the kitchen features a stunning stacked stone fireplace and slider out to the yard. The kitchen has recently undergone a complete transformation with white shaker cabinetry which includes soft close drawers & doors, Calacatta Quartz & butcher block counters, stunning backsplash, and stainless steel appliances which include a wine refrigerator. Down the hallway you will find two guest bedrooms and a remodeled hallway bath to service guests which boasts an assortment of travertine tile as the main attraction. The master is located at the rear of the property and you can’t miss the heavy duty barn-style door which leads to a designer bath with hip patterned tile floors, Calacatta quartz counters, and glass mosaic accents. Outside you might catch yourself cooling off under the covered patio or throwing a ball around with the kids. The beautifully landscaped yard makes for the perfect place for summer bbq’s and parties! 1,373 sqft. on a 7,501 sqft. lot. Listed at $679,999.

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Sometimes the stars align! This extraordinary estate is set on a substantial & desirable 36k sf lot, on one of the best streets in Walnut Acres, & priced at an unparalleled $300 per sq ft. It was remodeled & expanded in 1995 by a contractor who spared no expense in it’s construction as it was for his family. Gated & set back from the street with a circular drive, 3 car garage, & parking for cars, RV’s, boats, & toys this home is the epitome of Walnut Acres living. Step inside grand entry where 2 story ceilings & natural light bless the interior. Arched windows & wood floors highlight the formal living room while the formal dine features access to the covered patio & yard beyond. The heart of this home, a family room with fireplace & soaring ceilings opens to the custom chef’s kitchen w/ center island, breakfast bar, granite counters, professional grade appliances, & walk-in pantry. The 1st level features 3 guest bedrooms, 1 en-suite, while the others are serviced by a hallway bath. The master features doors to the yard, en-suite bath with separate tub & shower, plus his & hers walk-in closets. An impressive staircase leads upstairs to a large bonus room, bed/bath, balcony, & finished attic (not included in square footage) that would make a great home theater, gym, or ???. The yard is a blank slate allowing you to let your imagination run free. With enough room for a pool, guest house, tennis court, & anything else you can dream up this is an opportunity not to miss. 5 bedrooms and 4.5 Baths with 6,332 sqft on a 35,758 sqft lot. Listed for $1,899,000.

Cool Los Angeles Hotels Even Locals Should Book

THE LINE

KOREATOWN

This groovy hotel has been generating non-stop buzz since it opened in a midcentury building a couple years back, not just because everyone can’t get enough of Koreatown, but also because of its hot after-dark and dining scene. The place also recently added a new block of retro-style rooms called The Speek, which are designed by hospitality gurus Mark and Jonnie Houston — the same dudes who put together Good Times At Davey Wayne’s, No Vacancy, and a ton of other bars you probably go to all the time. The rooms are meant to reflect the Koreatown home the twin brothers grew up in, mixing ’60s and ’70s elements like shag throw rugs, graphic wallpaper, and freestanding Malm fireplaces.

What to do: Drive golf balls from the roof of the nearby “health center” Aroma Spa and Sports and take advantage of their saunas, baths, and massage offerings afterwards.
Where to eat: Inside The Line, Roy Choi’s greenhouse-enclosed restaurant Commissary skews veggie heavy, while his Korean-inspired lobby restaurant Pot dishes up creations like uni dynamite rice, spicy chicken wings, and, yes, an array of big steaming pots including a version that combines tofu, instant ramen, and canned meats.
Where to drink: ’80s-themed karaoke bar Break Room 86 (also a Houston Bros joint) is hidden in the back of the hotel, complete with retro-inspired amenities like Pac-Man and menus hidden inside VHS cases.

COVELL

LOS FELIZ

All five of this tiny hotel’s Americana-style suites are housed in the same ’30s building as the affiliated Bar Covell and each room (or chapters as they’re called here) are inspired by the imaginary author George Covell and come equipped with eclectic furnishings and kitchenettes with ’50s-style Smeg refrigerators.

What to do: Take in the stars via telescope at the Griffith Observatory and then mingle amongst rocket science types at the All Space Considered program, held on the first Friday of the month, where staffers discuss astronomy and space science. You’ll feel either feel really smart or really dumb by the time you walk out.
Where to eat: Gorge yourself on Zach Pollack’s ridiculously fantastic house-made pastas (the squid ink strozzapreti is winner) at Alimento.
Where to drink: Stumble on downstairs to Bar Covell, of course, which offers up a no-joke lineup of 150 wines by the glass.

SHORE HOTEL

SANTA MONICA

This sleek and modern spot feels miles away from all of the gargantuan fancy-pants hotels right across the street. The Shore is LEED Gold certified, and everything — from the pool heating system to the upholstery on the lobby furniture — has been designed to be eco-friendly.

What to do: Stroll through Tongva Park, a six-acre conglomerate of green space, walking paths, observation decks, and sculptures that replaced a parking lot and was designed by the same guys who did the High Line in NYC.
Where to eat: You’re less than a mile from Bryant Ng’s lauded Cassia, so go straight there and order the velvety coconut-seafood laksa soup… and everything else on the menu.
Where to drink: It’s not what it once was, but you still can’t beat the martini you have to walk over peanut shells to get to at the nearly 60-year-old dive Chez Jay.

SIXTY BEVERLY HILLS

BEVERLY HILLS

How can you possibly send someone on their vacation to Wilshire Blvd, you ask? Well, have them try spending a couple of nights at this Beverly Hills luxury hotel (formerly the Thompson) and get back to us. The clubby rooms have marble bathrooms, hardwood floors, don’t-want-to-get-out-of-bed Sferra linens, and Dean & DeLuca-stocked minibars. Oh, and there’s a Swarovski-lined pool on the roof.

What to do: Line up your in-laws’ stay with June’s annual Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance and check out the many insane rides. Or email the nearby Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation ahead to set up a tour of a Holmby Hills estate filled with tons of mind-blowing modern art (including some original Warhols).
Where to eat: Get a steak and the seafood tower at Mastro’s. You’re currently hanging in Beverly Hills, so you might as well eat like you are.
Where to drink: Go for a rooftop cocktail at the hotel’s Above Sixty lounge that also offers a menu by Caufield’s, located downstairs.

ACE HOTEL

DOWNTOWN

Use one of the minimalist rooms at this hipster haven (located in the grand old former United Artists building) as a home base for a weekend living it up Downtown. Springing for one of the larger rooms either gets the use of a turntable with records chosen by the folks at Amoeba or an acoustic Martin guitar. (Sadly, you’ll have to leave it all behind when you check out.)

What to do: Check out Yayoi Kusama’s trippy Infinity Mirrored Room at The Broad, then catch a show at the Ace’s awe-inspiring theater, a three-story gothic-style movie palace originally built in the 1920s. Depending on the night, there could be a big-time band, comedy show, movie screening, or podcast.
What to eat: The number of amazing food options is dizzying these days as Downtown has become the star of LA’s culinary landscape, but it’s still worth lining up for a seat at the sushi bar at Sushi Gen, the beloved bare-bones spot that’s been turning out top-notch nigiri since 1980.
Where to drink: Down a cocktail on the glittery rooftop bar Upstairs (both name and location) that often hosts DJs, art installations, pop-ups, and other party-type things.

SUNSET MARQUIS

WEST HOLLYWOOD

The phrase “If these walls could talk” might as well have been invented for this 53-year-old fabled hotel, which was once synonymous with the Sunset Strip’s rock scene, housing everyone from Aerosmith to the Guns N’ Roses to the Foo Fighters over the years. The three-acre hideaway underwent a renovation a couple years back and offers swanky suites and villas to that were made for holing up for a bit.

What to do: Chill by one of the two pools, check out the hotel’s basement recording studio (!!), or attend one of the monthly performances on the villa deck that are part of the summer Live@SunsetMarquis music series.
Where to eat: Try a three-course Sunday supper at Suzanne Goin’s venerable Lucques where the dishes are dotted with seasonal everything from that day’s farmers market.
Where to drink: It’s right by Sunset Blvd after all, so check out an act at live music staples Viper Room, Whisky a Go Go, or The Roxy.

BEACH HOUSE HOTEL

HERMOSA BEACH

It used to be that a stay in the South Bay meant choosing between a dated motel or one of those chain suites places (or more likely just not staying there at all), but this boutique hotel is worth spending the weekend at thanks to fireplaces in the rooms, balconies overlooking the ocean, and location that’s a stone’s throw from bar mecca Pier Ave.

What to do: Rent bikes and cruise a few miles north on the 26-mile Strand to Manhattan Beach while watching superhuman beach volleyball players and stopping for a few beachfront drinks along the way.
Where to eat: Hit Hot’s Kitchen, purveyor of more than 50 taco varietals, from duck confit to grilled yellowtail to smoked brisket.
Where to drink: Sit for a bit at Hot’s and try a local craft beer on tap from nearby Monkish Brewing or Smog City or head to the pier and get a jalapeño-spiked margarita on the patio of Palmilla Cocina y Tequila.

HOTEL ERWIN

VENICE

While a jaunt over to Venice usually means sticking within the confines of trendy restaurant and shopping streets like Rose Ave or the now over-gentrified Abbot Kinney, you and yours can get a dose of the good old crazy, kooky part of Venice with a stay at this beachside boutique hotel.

What to do: Brave the boardwalk, of course. Where else can you hit the beach, lift weights, buy a tacky T-shirt, and get a medical marijuana card without having to walk more than a few dozen yards?
Where to eat: Pick up some made-to-order poke from the takeout window at Ocean Front Walk’s Poke-Poke, which was serving bowls of raw fish goodness long before everyone else in LA was.
Where to drink: Erwin’s rooftop lounge High is perennially on every best outdoor bar list for a reason. There aren’t a lot of other LA watering holes where you lounge on a couch and sip a cocktail while taking in views of the Pacific, the pier, and a bunch of other rooftop decks you’re not allowed on.

Article by Thrillist. 

Closed escrow today on another home that I completely designed and remodeled. Check out the photos! I would love to hear what everyone thinks of the remodel. We set a record for the highest sale ever for this model in Morrison Ranch Estates in Agoura Hills by almost $100k!!

29006 Hollow Oak Ct. in Agoura Hills

We recently remodeled this two-story Morrison Ranch home set on a cul-de-sac in one of Conejo Valley’s most sought after neighborhoods. With livings areas that flow effortlessly from one to another with continuity of design and form, a kitchen any chef would appreciate featuring custom cabinetry, exquisite Ken Mason hand painted brick backsplash, striking Qortstone Calacatta countertops, and all new Bertazzoni Italian Appliances that opens to a large family room with unique glassed-in wine bar waiting to showcase your best vintage. 3,163 sqft on a 6,899 sqft lot. Closing price was $1,335,000. Congratulations to the new owners!

 

 

Luxurious Calabasas Lake living at it’s finest! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to be the fortunate new owner of a lakefront home which has recently undergone a “no expense spared” designer remodel. Gated courtyard leads you through custom entry door into a light & bright living space with stunning crystal chandelier to steal the initial spotlight. Lucky for you…that spotlight continues to shine throughout. Floors made of rich distressed hardwood compliment the beautiful stained ceiling beams. The family room with it’s gorgeous Jerusalem Stone accents on fireplace & above custom built-ins, features wet bar with copper sink, compelling views of the lake, & access to the patio with beautiful pergola, BBQ, & water feature. A wonderfully landscaped garden leads you downstairs to a private dock where your very own paddle boat awaits. Back inside is a kitchen complete with custom cabinetry, quartz counters, butcher block breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances & farmhouse sink. The 1st floor is also home to a small office, powder bath, & direct access to a 2 car garage. Upstairs is an en-suite guest bedroom as well as large master complete w/ 2 walk-in closets, exquisitely remodeled bath & private patio to enjoy unrivaled lake & sunset views. Newer roof, newer HVAC, exterior doors & windows by Pella, tankless water heater, recessed lighting, solid mahogany interior doors & alarm are only some of the many upgrades & with far too many to list…you better come see for yourself.

Check out the stunning photography of my beautiful listing on the lake in Calabasas. It has just been reduced by $100k and will be open this Sunday 7/16 from 1-5pm. Come visit and see for yourself how stunning this property really is!!!

***NEW LISTING***
5248 Newcastle Lane in Calabasas

Luxury & elegance abound in this recently remodeled contemporary Mediterranean villa located behind the prestigious gates of Mountain View Estates. Stunning architecture, mature landscape, & beautiful new garage doors set the tone for what is sure to impress those with even the most discerning taste. 2 story foyer w/ dramatic chandelier, new stair railing, & wide plank oak floors are just the beginning. Formal living room with coffered ceilings, fireplace, & enormous windows allowing an abundance of natural light to enter & family room with stunning wood paneling, built-ins, fireplace, and step down wet bar. A formal dine w/ wall of glass doors leads through butlers pantry to remodeled center island kitchen w/ granite counters & Viking professional appliances. Powder room, maids quarters, & laundry room top off first floor amenities. Upstairs, 4 guest suites feature access to designer remodeled baths. The master w/ separate exercise room features trey ceilings, fireplace, his & hers walk-in closets, & sexy new bath with dual sinks, vanity desk, designer shower, & freestanding tub. The no expense spared backyard was completed with attention to detail & features covered lanai w/ dual-sided fireplace, outdoor kitchen w/ every amenity one could dream of including a “teppan” grill, sport court, putting green, firepit, & pebbletech pool/spa w/ water & fire features. Throw in some of the highest rated schools around & you have found yourself an amazing opportunity not to be missed! 6 bedrooms and 6.5 Baths with 6,158 sqft on a 19,343 sqft lot. Listed for $2,699,000.

Haft Group remodel and expansion in Encino sold off market. Big thanks to Alan Taylor for representing the buyer and always being such a pleasure to work with. Looking forward to doing business again soon!

3146 Park Sorrento listed for $1,299,000

Luxurious Calabasas Lake living at it’s finest! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to be the fortunate new owner of a lakefront home which has recently undergone a “no expense spared” designer remodel. Gated courtyard leads you through custom entry door into a light & bright living space with stunning crystal chandelier to steal the initial spotlight. Lucky for you…that spotlight continues to shine throughout. Floors made of rich distressed hardwood compliment the beautiful stained ceiling beams. The family room with it’s gorgeous Jerusalem Stone accents on fireplace & above custom built-ins, features wet bar with copper sink, compelling views of the lake, & access to the patio with beautiful pergola, BBQ, & water feature. A wonderfully landscaped garden leads you downstairs to a private dock where your very own paddle boat awaits. Back inside is a kitchen complete with custom cabinetry, quartz counters, butcher block breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances & farmhouse sink. The 1st floor is also home to a small office, powder bath, & direct access to a 2 car garage. Upstairs is an en-suite guest bedroom as well as large master complete w/ 2 walk-in closets, exquisitely remodeled bath & private patio to enjoy unrivaled lake & sunset views. Newer roof, newer HVAC, exterior doors & windows by Pella, tankless water heater, recessed lighting, solid mahogany interior doors & alarm are only some of the many upgrades & with far too many to list…you better come see for yourself.

Our listing at 5275 Weller Drive has officially closed escrow! Quietly situated on a double cul-de-sac in desirable Walnut Acres lies this custom one-story ranch with 4 Bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. Closing price was $1,020,000. A small price to pay for a pristine west valley dream home! Congratulations to the new owners!

Woodland Hills House for sale